Me: Come on, Peanut, we have to go get your brother.
Peanut: But Mom, what if someone steals my stick?
Me: What stick?
Peanut: The stick that I just put in that hole.
Me: People don't really steal sticks.
Peanut: Oh yes they do.
Me: No. They don't. Nobody is going to steal your stick.
Peanut: What if the neighbor kid has been watching out the window this whole time, just waiting for me to leave so he could come take my stick?
Me: The neighbor boy has not been waiting to steal your stick.
Peanut: I bet he has. He should be grounded for that. Stick stealer.